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( 28 Arlington St.)

(Phone: 978-454-5474)

(Fax: 978-454-9120)

Library hours : Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closed Sunday.

• Oct. 8, Toddler Tea Party: Ages 2 to 3 1/2. Dress up in your finery for stories, tea (apple juice) and cookies (usually Teddy Grahams). Sorry, but children enrolled in our Preschool Storytimes are not eligible. Registration is required. Please sign up for each date individually.

• Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime: Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 (but not in kindergarten) may register for the fall session. Please plan to attend all seven or eight classes. Because of high demand, should a child miss two classes in a row without notification, he/she will be dropped from the class and another child will be allowed to take the spot.

• Oct. 12, 4-5 p.m., Cookie Decorating: Ages 3 1/2-7.

• Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime: Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 (but not in kindergarten) may register for the fall session. Please plan to attend all seven or eight classes. Because of high demand, should a child miss two classes in a row without notification, he/she will be dropped from the class and another child will be allowed to take the spot.

• Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m., Library Trustees Meeting.

• Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., Friends of Library: With your help, we provide a variety of museum passes, programs for the community, and many extras not included in the library’s general budget.

• Oct. 14, 9 a.m., Toddler Time: Ages 2 to 3 1/2. After a short play time, we use music, short stories, instruments, rhymes, puppets and movement to help develop prereading skills. No registration is needed.

• Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime: Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 (but not in kindergarten) may register for the fall session. Please plan to attend all seven or eight classes. Because of high demand, should a child miss two classes in a row without notification, he/she will be dropped from the class and another child will be allowed to take the spot.

• Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m., Monkey Business: Under age 2. This program is for children and a caregiver. You’ll have play time, music, rhymes, puppets, and movement at each session. No registration is needed. The program is held in the Meeting Room. Please be on time.

• Oct. 18, 1 p.m., Preschool Storytime: Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 (but not in kindergarten) may register for the fall session. Please plan to attend all seven or eight classes. Because of high demand, should a child miss two classes in a row without notification, he/she will be dropped from the class and another child will be allowed to take the spot.

• Oct. 18, 4 p.m., Tween Scene: Kids are invited to hang out once a month to play board games, do craft projects, or do whatever! We’ll even make a batch of popcorn to munch on. Registration is required.

• Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime: Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 (but not in kindergarten) may register for the fall session. Please plan to attend all seven or eight classes. Because of high demand, should a child miss two classes in a row without notification, he/she will be dropped from the class and another child will be allowed to take the spot.

• Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m., Junior Friends of the Library: Grades 5 to 12. This is a Community Service Club that plans monthly programs for younger children. See Penny for more information. Sign up for YA Programs at the second floor reference desk. For more information, e-mail Carole Hamilton.

• Oct. 20, 1 p.m., Preschool Storytime: Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 (but not in kindergarten) may register for the fall session. Please plan to attend all seven or eight classes. Because of high demand, should a child miss two classes in a row without notification, he/she will be dropped from the class and another child will be allowed to take the spot.

• Oct. 21, 9 a.m., Toddler Time: Ages 2 to 3 1/2. After a short play time, we use music, short stories, instruments, rhymes, puppets and movement to help develop prereading skills. No registration is needed.

• Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime: Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 (but not in kindergarten) may register for the fall session. Please plan to attend all seven or eight classes. Because of high demand, should a child miss two classes in a row without notification, he/she will be dropped from the class and another child will be allowed to take the spot.